The Los Angeles Angels Of Anaheim announced yesterday that they will be releasing two-time World Series champion and 10-time All Star Albert Pujols after nearly a decade with the team. Team owner Arte Moreno said in a statement,
"The Angels Organization proudly signed Albert Pujols in 2011, and are honored that he has worn an Angels jersey for nearly half of his Hall-of-Fame Career."
Pujols didn't immediately comment on his release, which came in the final year of his 10-year contract with the team. Last month, Pujols told MLB.com he felt the best he's felt in a while,
"I feel great. This is probably the best I've felt in a while. I think part of that is the training I put in this offseason. When you're breaking down or feeling injuries, you can be doing nothing at home and feel sore. But you know you're healthy when you're able to train in the gym and move weights. It's something that I continue to do."
After 1,181 career games with the Angels, Pujols recorded 1,180 hits, 214 doubles, 222 home runs and 783 RBI. He leaves the team tied for fourth in home runs, fifth in RBI, and ninth in hits.
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